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Cotsen Textile Traces Study Center



This center is home to one of the world’s most significant textile study collections. Assembled by the late Lloyd Cotsen, it consists of nearly 4,000 fragments of textiles created around the globe and dating from antiquity to the present day. The entire collection is accessible on our collections website, and you can follow the center's Instagram @CotsenTextiles for daily collection inspiration and research.

Scholars, faculty, students and artists are invited to contact [email protected] to discuss research opportunities and schedule an appointment.

The establishment of the Cotsen Textile Traces Study Center is made possible through an endowment gift from Margit Sperling Cotsen and the Cotsen estate.



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